Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lucia There be Dragons

New major motion film reflects on the life of Opus Dei founder, St. Josemaría Escrivá

View a trailer at

Hollywood, CA, July 28— Academy Award nominated director Roland Joffé returns to Hollywood with an epic film that explores the nature of humanity in his latest movie “There Be Dragons.” The famed director of the deeply Catholic film “The Mission” returns to a spiritual plot in his latest film, a powerful story of forgiveness and reconciliation woven around the figure of St. Josemaría Escrivá during the Spanish republic and Civil War in the mid 1930s. The film combines action, adventure, passion and romance with the extraordinary drama of human tragedy and Divine redemption.

Recently, more than 68 million Catholics in the United States and more than1 billion around the world marked the feast day of St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. Without question, this controversial religious organization and the entire Catholic Church have been the subjects of much criticism and conspiracies. Yet, even during these challenging times, the life of this intriguing Catholic figure has inspired the making of a $35 million major motion picture.

Awesome. I hope it screens here in New Zealand.  Might give Opus Dei here in Wellington more of a kick-start as well.

Related link : New film about Opus Dei’s founder, St. Jose Maria Escrivá ~ What does the prayer really say?

11 comment(s):

Ciaron said...

Any particular reason why the recent comments have defaulted back to February last year?

Lucia Maria said...

No. But it's very annoying. Hopefully our techies will have a look at it.

Lucia Maria said...

What do you think of the trailer?

Andrei said...

Its the blogger comments feed which er feeds them.

A common problem apparently today but not affecting most blogs just some including this

Andrei said...

I tweaked the code Lucia, to make the movie fit the post.

Hope that's ok by you

Lucia Maria said...

Andrei, that's fine. It seems to have defaulted to a larger size, maybe connected to my screen size. So for me, it was ok to start with.

Danyl said...

Might give Opus Dei here in Wellington more of a kick-start as well.

They're the albino serial killers with the weird underwear, right?

Lucia Maria said...



Except that none that I have ever met are albino or serial killers. No comment about the underwear.

Ciaron said...

What do you think of the trailer?

it takes about a minute to download each second, so I might watch it tomorrow :)

ZenTiger said...

It will be interesting to see how St Escriva is portrayed.

The director, Roland Joffe did a great job on the film "The Killing Fields", but was also known as a left winger and an atheist. He did say though he wanted to portray the religious aspect with an assumption of belief, and he admired the concept behind Opus Dei, that ordinary people can find sanctity through living their lives and doing their work, an idea that resonates strongly with me.

It has the potential to be a great film, and I'll certainly go have a look.

Andrei said...

I've hacked the comments feed to make the recent comments update - its a temporary fix hopefully blogger will fix it soon.

The hack wont matter after its fixed but when I'm sure it is better I'll take it out

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